Christopher Robin filmed London locations
Disney’s new feature about Christopher Robin, the boy who inspired the much-loved Winnie-the-Pooh books, filmed on location in London.
The film depicts the grown-up Christopher, played by Ewan McGregor, as a man who has lost his imagination – until he is revisited by his old stuffed bear friend from childhood.
Merrick Square in Southwark was used as Christopher Robin’s home in the film, with a tree in Merrick Square Gardens ‘playing’ a magical tree that takes the characters between London and the Hundred Acre Wood.
The scene in the trailer in which McGregor is talking to Pooh Bear in the garden square was filmed over four days last September with around 150 cast and crew involved.
FilmFixer manages the film office service for several boroughs inluding Southwark, Lambeth, Haringey and Camden. FilmFixer CEO Karen Everett said: "Christopher Robin’s home, set in Merrick Square, saw many scenes filmed as he, his wife played by Hayley Attwell, daughter played by Bronte Carmichael, Pooh Bear and his friends from The Hundred Acre Wood, arrive and leave the house, walking or cycling through the square.
“Scenes filmed inside the private gardens at Merrick Square are extremely picturesque and sweet. This is where Christopher Robin’s tree transports the characters between London and Hundred Acre Wood."
Nearby Trinity Church Square also features in the film and the area around Morocco Street in Southwark was used for LIDAR scanning (making a 3D digital model) – seen in the film with Pooh and his friends running through the street.
Around 200 cast and crew were at the Old Hornsey Town Hall in Haringey last August to shoot interiors for the 1950s-set film.
Photos via Laurie Sparham/Disney.
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